21 April 2005

Blackpool Beach looks to Johnson Banks

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has appointed London consultancy Johnson Banks to overhaul its corporate identity. The review is the first in over a decade for the Lancashire theme park and follows two years of research and consultation. Johnson Banks was awarded the five-figure project following a credentials presentation against one London and one North-West consultancy, says […]


After a spell abroad Malcolm Garrett, a true personality in design, is back in London, where he is pioneering a new way of working, collaborating with a variety of clients, says Lynda Relph-Knight

Italian manufacturer Kartell unveils T-Table

Italian manufacturer Kartell unveiled the T-Table, designed by Patricia Urquiola, at last week’s Milan Furniture Fair. The table was one of an extensive array of new products by designers such as Philippe Starck and Vico Magistretti, who created the Nihau chair. Urquiola’s T-Table is made from PMMA, which allows for an intricate structure that mimicks […]

High hope

While it’s easy to form a nihilistic, cynical view of the modern world, designers must aspire to being the architects of Utopia, says Richard Seymour

Vibrandt dishes the dirt for Persil

Unilever is rolling out revised packaging designs for its Persil range, bringing them in line with the brand’s Dirt Is Good global advertising campaign. The packs were created by Vibrandt, which has worked for Unilever UK Home and Personal Care for a number of years.The designs begin distribution this week and feature black and white […]

Cameron to develop Aukett interiors arm

Aukett Tytherleigh, the interiors division of Michael Aukett Architects, has appointed James Cameron (pictured), former managing director of Creneau and PureSang, as its associate director in the first phase of its expansion. The forthcoming growth of the interiors division means it will now operate less closely with the architectural side of the practice. Aukett Tytherleigh […]

Nucleus acquires Hallmark to build ‘branding-to-IP’ group

In the first known tie-up of its kind, design consultancy Nucleus has acquired trade mark and intellectual property attorney Hallmark in a deal that will effectively double the group’s staff size to 60. In an all cash deal for an undisclosed sum last Wednesday, Nucleus acquired the Trade Mark Owners’ Association, plus its two subsidiaries […]


Following the outpouring of support for MG Rover last week, what can we learn from the demise of the carmaker, particularly from the special attachment the public feels towards such brands?

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